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  • wow,...fastest race

    ...today's race not only set a record for the fastest IRL Indycar Series race at an average speed of 197.879....but it's also the fastest race ever on a closed course!!
    ​a bad day at the race track beats a good day at work

  • #2
    Just Awesome!!!
    The transformation is complete. The Indy 500 is the only IndyCar race that matters.

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    • #3
      Without a yellow, it would have gone over 200. One day it will happen.
      "Is that my *** that I smell burning?" ... Helmet Stogie from "Death spasms of the Mabuchi"

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      • #4
        Well.... Jimmy Vasser nipped Sam with a 197.995 at Funtana last year.
        Man to Man is so unjust... there's no Man you can Trust.

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        • #5
          Could it be?????

          Fastest lap of the race (Drum roll please)



          .................................................S ARAH
          Timing is everything

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Timecard
            Could it be?????

            Fastest lap of the race (Drum roll please)



            .................................................S ARAH
            Yeah, that kinda wigged me out too...as much as they struggled at the beginning. Looks like they finally got things hooked up in the 2nd falf of the race, but by that time were already two laps down. Prior to her "fasest" lap, she was also the only driver besides Hornish & Dixon to have a top ten lap speed. Definitely knows how to get around that place! Perhaps it's just the "getting to know you phase" with the new engineer.

            [edit] BTW, I just double checked and that lap would have put her on the outside fo the front row....interesting!!
            Last edited by SoDak_IndyFan; 08-17-2003, 02:01 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Timecard
              Could it be?????

              Fastest lap of the race (Drum roll please)



              .................................................S ARAH

              Yep, I looked and then looked again at the chart, and there it was, 219.413 . . . lap 186, I think.
              Tom, in Boise

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brickman
                Well.... Jimmy Vasser nipped Sam with a 197.995 at Funtana last year.

                ...you're correct Brickman.

                On November 3, 2002 Jimmy Vasser won the 500 presented by Toyota at Fontana in just over 2 hours and 33 minutes at an average spped of 197.995 mph. So he still holds the 'fastest ever' on a closed circuit.

                Vasser


                The IRL Indycar Series did set a new record by having only 1 caution for 10 laps when Brack smoked a motor on lap 147. This beat the previous record which was 3, on 3 different occasions.
                Last edited by indyracefan; 08-17-2003, 03:17 PM.
                ​a bad day at the race track beats a good day at work

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by indyracefan
                  ...you're correct Brickman.

                  2 hours and 33 minutes
                  I never got the whole story, did that include the red flag time?

                  I was hoping the one today would go flag to flag...

                  "I'd like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor, insignificant preamble to somethin' else."

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                  • #10
                    But...

                    cart use a method of measuring the tracks that is different than every other racing series in the entire world. They measure the distance 4 feet from the outside wall and measure that 2 mile oval as a 2.029 miles. That would be like measuring the 1.5 mile oval Kentucky as a 1.52175 mile oval.

                    This is done mainly to inflate the speeds that cart runs.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gofastandwynn

                      This is done mainly to inflate the speeds that cart runs.
                      Correct, the IRL actually does the opposite to make the speeds look lower at non-Indy tracks.
                      "IRL" ... what IS that anyway?

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                      • #12
                        ...so, can we get a ruling here?!
                        ​a bad day at the race track beats a good day at work

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                        • #13
                          While Hornish's performance was outstanding, the top 4 finishers at Fontana last November were faster; and that was over 500 miles...a tougher accomplishment considering the difficulty of sustained speed over 500 miles and the luck needed to avoid additional yellow flag situations. I was happy to see a complete absence of debris cautions today....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RSX02
                            ...a tougher accomplishment considering the difficulty of sustained speed over 500 miles and the luck needed to avoid additional yellow flag situations. ....
                            It helped that CART threw a red flag instead of the yellow to give them the record.
                            "IRL" ... what IS that anyway?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CamKing
                              It helped that CART threw a red flag instead of the yellow to give them the record.
                              That's right...then again, what was the average speed of the Fontana race at the point of that race equal to today's Kentucky distance? Way over 200 if I recall.

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